Lancashire Police warning about child grooming in theatre show

Lancashire Police is using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

Theatre and Comedy
Twins Haydn Astbury (R) and Sam Astbury (L), aged 11, have both been accepted to prestigious ballet schools.

Ballet brothers set sights on stardom

A mum has spoken of her pride after her twin boys were awarded places at prestigious ballet schools.


You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .


When do parents in Lancashire find out about primary school places and can I appeal?

Parents in Lancashire will soon be finding out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.
Jeremy Quartermain, Rossall School's incming new head, with family.

Private school will have a new leader

Rossall School in Fleetwood has announced the appointment of a new headteacher.

Dyscalculia, or number blindness, is more common than people realise and affects many children leading to maths anxiety

Numbers can cause a myriad of problems

Retired headteacher Kath Gleave has been busy in retirement researching the problems facing schoolchildren with maths anxiety and ways of coping with it. Sonja Astbury reports

Exclusions are on the rise

Rising number of exclusions at Lancashire schools

The number of permanent exclusions from Lancashire’s schools increased last year, according to new figures.
Blue moon photographed by Post reader Jim Martin at 10.10pm on March 31, 2018

Once in a blue moon moment caught on camera

Amateur astronomer Jim Martin’s passion for sky watching paid off when he captured this rare blue moon moment from his Lancashire garden.

The first cohort of students from UCLan have completed the Postgraduate Diploma Physician Associate Studies

New staff will help ease the NHS crisis at Blackpool’s Victoria Hospital

Blackpool’s Victoria Hospital is getting extra help on the frontline to help ease the NHS crisis.

Mick Charnock

Date for popular Lancashire headteacher’s funeral

Details of the funeral to be held for ‘passionate’ headteacher Mick Charnock have been made public.

Getting arty for bumper Lytham St Annes Festival

More than 500 youngsters took part in the speech and drama, music and singing sections of the biggest Lytham St Annes Festival of Performing Arts yet.

Dyscalculia - number blindness-  is an under-estimated problem

Numbers can cause a host of problems for schoolchildren

Ask anyone if they’ve heard of dyslexia and the vast majority of people, if not all, will say they have.

Today's meeting is at County Hall, Preston

County Council's children's services still under scrutiny

Much improved – but could still do much better. That is the verdict so far on Lancashire’s crisis hit children’s services.

Golden year for Preston's Gujarat Hindu Society

Preston’s Gujarat Hindu Society celebrates a golden milestone this year.

Central library

An important resource or on brink of redundancy?

Churches, sports clubs, banks, libraries - all things fewer of us are using but complain when they are gone.
Celebration of 300 years at Baines' Endowed Primary

Blackpool School is rated good following inspection

An historic Blackpool primary school has been rated ‘good’ following its first inspection since becoming an Church of England academy.


When it comes to Mother's Day, what are your kids really thinking?

If you're a mum who is looking forward to a surprise on Sunday, look away now.

Headteacher at Flakefleet Primary School, Dave McPartlin, is having to put plastic signs outside the school due to parents parking on the road and pavement.  He is pictured with 7-year-old Naomi Cawley.

School-run near miss sparks alert

A Fleetwood school has had to resort to placing plastic yellow signs outside the front gates to discourage irresponsible school run parkers.


Pupils get taste of political life

School pupils have told how they were immersed in live politics when BBC’s Question Time came to town.


Fylde coast pupils put skills to test for £10k Young Engineers prize

The results are in and one Fylde coast high school has been named The Gazette’s Young Engineers for 2018.

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